Brazil: Head of Brazil’s ‘Car Wash’ anti-graft task force quits with team’s future in doubt

The head of Brazil’s top corruption-busting team of federal prosecutors will quit the task force that dismantled the country’s biggest graft network and jailed a former president for taking bribes, the team announced on Tuesday.

Deltan Dallagnol’s departure comes at a time when the so-called “Car Wash” investigation, which began in 2014, has come under increasing pressure to be disbanded. The country’s prosecutor general must take a decision by Sept. 10.

Dallagnol, a 40-year-old lawyer, said in a video posted on social media that he was stepping down as coordinator of the task force for personal reasons, saying he would look after an ill daughter aged 22 months.

The original full article can be found at reuters.com

(Photo: REUTERS/Rodolfo Buhrer)

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